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Chocolate-covered cherries scarf for the Red Scarf Project

Chocolate-covered cherries scarf for the Red Scarf Project

Yarn: A hodgepodge. The purpley red is the leftover alpaca from the ribbed and striped scarf for the RSP, plus another skein of KnitPicks Andean Silk in the Sangria colorway (which turned out to be exactly the same shade as the leftover alpaca, but solid with a slight silky gleam instead of woolly and a bit heathery). The brown is 85 yards of Skacel Adagio (70% baby llama, 30% silk; 110ys/50gr per skein). The ivory is Rowan Kid Classic (70% lambswool/26% kid mohair/4% nylon), color 828; I still have most of the 153yd/50gr skein left. This scarf is meltingly soft.
Pattern: Garter stitch, knit lengthwise. Cast on 270 st, leaving a tail of the approximate length that you want the fringe to be. Break yarn, ditto. Knit every row, leaving the fringe-length tail at beginning and end of every row. Change colors as it suits you. Bind-off with Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn cast off. I made the brown stripes 3 rows wide so as to have a garter ridge on each side and to eliminate any possibility of the scarf having a wrong or right side. The white stripes are just one row. The purpley-red ones are at least three rows. The scarf as photographed wasn't quite finished; I later to neatened up the ends and trimmed the fringe evenly.
Needles: KnitPicks Options, US#7.

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